St Timothy's School Vermont

Week 1 Term 3 - Friday 19th July 2019

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Welcome Back to Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3. We are excited about all the Learning & Teaching experiences planned for Term 3. Please remember that we welcome parents/carers to drop in for a chat or make an appointment if you have any questions about your child and their learning.

Visiting Students

This term we welcome a number of International students over 7 weeks at St Timothy's. Our guests are staying for between 2 and 6 weeks and are spread over all 5 rooms. 

We welcome:

Yichen He, Ella Xiaoya, Joyce Xiaoya, Eric Mao, Tim Wu, Justin Pan, Andy Lexing, Xinyuan Dong, Chen Quinham, Yuanyuan Xiao, Burton Lee, Jiahao He, Li Xuan Lu, Ren Yuan Chen, Pinyan Guo,  Xuan Ya Cao. The children's visit is staggered across the term.

We also welcome a new student,  Ckeizsha Cuyugan in Year 4/5. 


Confirmation for our Year 6 candidates is


at 6:30pm

Parent Child Workshop- Tuesday 23rd July 7pm

Monsignor Tony Ireland visit - Wednesday 31st July

Reflection Day - 31st July




Our annual Walkathon will be on Wednesday 7th August. Sponsorship sheets were sent home last term. Additional forms are available at the office.  A digital copy can be found later in e-newsletter. We appreciate all donations big and small from neighbours, friends and family. Once again our children will walk the school grounds to raise money for additional  resources.

School Closure Day


A Term 3 School Closure Day has been scheduled for Week 8 - Thursday  5th September. On this day staff will work together to continue our Intervention Assessment Professional Development. After completing an 8 week program during Staff Meetings, a closure day will assist us to implement future strategies and practices to better assess and implement assessment, teaching and learning for all children.

School Camp

Week 10

It is that time of the year when our Year 5 & 6 students head off to camp. This year we are going to Sovereign Hill, the alternate camp is Stringybark Adventure Camp Gembrook.

Camps are always an exciting addition to regular classroom and schoolyard learning & teaching activities and build on both social and academic skills. Further information will be sent home over the next month to outline children's requirements for the camp.

Please click the link below to find all that is offered at Sovereign Hill. 

Sovereign Hill

InterSchool Sport

Week 1, 3,  6, 7, 8

It is with great excitement that our children boarded the bus and headed off for our first Inter School Sports Program. Each week we will play a range of sporting games with  St Christopher's Syndal and  St Bridget's Greythorn  including football , netball and Tball.

The dates are:

Friday 19th July

Friday 2nd August, Friday 16th August, Friday 23rd August, Friday 23rd August

Friday 6th September

Parent assistance on any of these days would be greatly appreciated!

Book Week

Week 7

Book Week is from Aug 17th to Aug 23rd. At St Timothy's we will have a Book Week Incursion Performance on Wednesday 28th August. On this date the children will be asked to come dressed up using 'Reading is my Secret Weapon' as their inspiration. The children will also be involved in a range of Literacy activities around the Short Listed books for 2019.

Shortlisted Books.

Footy Colours Day

Week 4

'Footy Colours' day will be celebrated on August 8th. We ask that the children come dressed as a supporter of their favorite football team, or a sporting personality. It can be official jumpers , scarves  and hats or the colours of that particular team. 

The Year 6 Sports Captains will lead fun sporting activities throughout the day.

Parents and Friends will offer a 'Hot Dog' lunch day and order forms will be sent out shortly.

Students of The Week

Year P,1,2    Harper, Ethan

Year 2/3 Harry, Sienna M
Year 4/5 Ckeizsha

Year 5/6 Yolanda , Dora 

Cake Raffle

Term 3Volunteers Needed
Thursday 25th JulyTalla Abdullah (Yakoub)
Thursday 1st AugTina Psathas
Thursday 8th AugustLaura Di Scala

Learning & Teaching

Jr Jack Attack Bringing Bowls to Kids

Our Sporting Schools Program for Term 3 is "Jr Jack Attack". We will be supplied with a teacher kit of lessons and a bowls "Jr Jack Attack" equipment  kit. We are also very grateful to Bowls Australia who are supporting us by sending a bowls enthusiast to teach staff and children.

Child Safety

Internet Slang ( Parents Need To Know)

Have you ever wondered what the coded letters/ messages children and teens use when using Social Media sites mean? Below is a link to a blog that helps understand the generally safe and the 'not so safe' coded messages used online.

Social Media Language that Parents Need to Know ( click link)


Parents & Friends


St Timothy's School Calendar

Term 3 dates

Monday 15th July  Term 3 begins

Friday 19th July, Friday 2nd, 23rd, 30th Aug  & 6th Sep  Inter School Sports

Wednesday 31st July  Confirmation  Reflection Day & Sacrament of Confirmation.

Thursday 8th August  Footy Day 

Friday 16th August    Basketball Clinic P-6 

Wednesday 28th August  Book Week Incursion  Reading Is My Secret Power

Thursday 5th September School Closure Day

Monday 9th September    Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 18th,19th, & 20th September Sovereign Hill Camp